This little girl fetches water from a newly bored well in West Nile, Uganda, when at one time she and her mother had to travel by foot many miles for safe water. Statistically, 8 in 10 wells that Non-Governmental Organizations bore fall into disuse within the first 18 months. MERCY PARTNERS has reversed the statistic through our Project Jacob which utilizes native drill teams who hold evangelistic outreach along with community training to care for the well long after the crew leaves the region. Site surveys incorporate evangelistic outreach and wholistic care. When we read the words of Jesus in John 4:14, “whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; indeed, the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life,” we see that Jesus ordained by example a wholistic approach to ministry. Because of this, MERCY PARTNERS’ makes certain that projects reflect the sustainability which Jesus offers spiritually. The water wells which we bore are cemented in and are inscribed with scripture proclaiming the Good News of Jesus.
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At every level, Mercy Partner's Project Jacob includes a program informing the community how to care for their well by having a maintenance plan, so they have full ownership of the well when we leave. The project will also implement our “W.A.S.H." (Water Access Sanitation Hygiene) program, instructing the community on sanitation and personal hygiene.